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The Arc-Dane County – Board of Directors

Since our founding, The Arc-Dane County Board of Directors have worked to  ensure that our mission and vision are central to all strategic planning.  If you would like to speak to a board member or have interest in learning more about becoming a member of our board, please contact The Arc-Dane County at 608-833-1199 or email arcdanecounty@gmail.com

Sarah Barnes


Sarah is an attorney in the Madison area. Her practice is mainly focused on serving people with disabilities, wills, and trusts.

Tom Gunder

Board Member

Tom is a Special Education Teacher with the Waunakee Community School District working with 18-21 year old students in the transition program. He has worked in the field of special education for 24 years supporting and advocating for the needs of individuals with disabilities. From 2013-2016, Tom was the Director of Workforce Development for Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin administering the organization’s mission programs. Tom is also a bowling and basketball coach for the Waunakee Special Olympics team.

Ken Hobbs

Honorary Board Member

Ken has served as President of The Arc-Dane County for the past six years. He is a former Arc-Dane County Executive Director from 2000-2007 and prior to that he was the Special Education Director in the Lake Mills, WI school district.

Barbara Hughes

Board Member

Barbara is an attorney with Johnson Teigen, LLC. Since 1986, she has been specializing in special needs law and advocacy, as well as elder law & estate planning. Barbara is actively volunteering with Luther Memorial Church and has chaired their personnel committee. She is a past member of Oakwood Village Retirement planning committee.

Bob Kortkamp


Bob is a current board member of The Arc-Dane County having been elected to a 2-year term in 2014. He currently volunteers on the Fruit Sale Committee as a planning member and as the fruit sale home delivery person. Bob also is a member of the Golf Committee and a past recipient of The Arc’s Volunteer Award. Bob is retired from U.S. Cellular.

Cheryl Lytle

Board Member

Cheryl is a current member of the board having recently been appointed in March of 2016. She is serving on The Arc’s Fruit Sale Committee as a planning member. She also does the data input for fruit orders. Cheryl is the Events Coordinator for the Wisconsin Grocers Association.

Dan Remick

Honorary Board Member

Dan is a self -advocate and has been a member of The Arc-Dane County for many years. He is a past President of People First of Dane County where he used his skills as a public speaker and activist for people with disabilities. This is Dan’s second 2-year term on the board of directors.

Bob Ross

Interim Vice-President

Bob is a long time employee of the USDFA Forrest Products Lab, which happens to be located on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison. His team tests any item made of wood in use. Bob has been an active member of The Art-Dane County since 2001.

Meghan Teigen

Board Member

Meghan is a partner with the law firm of Johnson Teigen, LLC, where she practices in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, and probate and trust administration

Brandon Tracy

Board Member

Brandon Tracy, a martial artist for over 35 years, has worked along side of and taught individuals with special needs throughout his many years as a martial artist & volunteer in the greater Madison area. He has been teaching martial arts and self-defense professionally since 2002 and recently closed Infusion Martial Arts & Fitness to open Superhero-Martial Arts, a school solely dedicated to the promotion of self empowerment and life skills for individuals with special needs.

Jack Yeary

Board Member

Jack is a self-advocate who is employed full time for Walmart as a Cart Associate. He loves to go fishing and bowling. Jack also loves sports, and tries to watch as many baseball, football, and basketball games as he can.